BNP leader bombed, hacked to death
A ward-level BNP leader was attacked with explosives and then hacked to death by miscreants in Jashore's Benapole on Tuesday night.
The deceased, Ashanuzzaman Bablu, president of Mohisakura Ward-7 BNP unit, was also a union parishad member of Baganchara in Sharsa upazila.
Police and witnesses said Bablu was at a tea stall with acquaintances near his house in Balunda Bazar. Around 11:30pm, three people appeared on motorcycles and threw explosives targeting him.
While people fled the area, they hacked Bablu to confirm his death.
Kamal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Benapole Port Police, said they still do not know who the killers were.
"The matter is being investigated. The body was sent to the Jashore General Hospital for autopsy yesterday.
He added that additional forces were deployed in the area to avert any untoward situation.